Category Archives: Toys

KillKat Evil Wafers By Andrew Bell

Toy designer Andrew Bell of Dead Zebra asks the question, “Are sugary treats killing us?”

Bell’s vinyl collectible inspired by a certain popular candy bar gives new meaning to the words “Dark Chocolate”!

This sweet and psycho conjoined confection comes in a candy wrapper style package and can be ordered in the regular 6″ size for $40 or the 14.5″ King Size variant for $130.

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Funko Plans To Open Giant Toy Store In Hollywood In 2019

Funko, the ubiquitous pop-culture toy maker has plans to open up a nearly 40,000-square-foot store in Los Angeles later this year.

“So many people are looking for an experience when they shop — not just buying things,” Funko CEO Brian Mariotti told CNN Business in an interview. “This is retail times pop culture.”

Funko CEO Brian Mariotti

Funko is known for its vinyl figures that are based on popular movie, TV and comic book characters. It also reproduces real life athletes. The company has licenses with most big studios, including Disney (DIS) for its Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars characters, Warner Bros. for the DC Comics and Harry Potter franchises as well as Pokémon.

The LA store will be located on Hollywood Boulevard, not far from the famous TCL Chinese Theatre. It will neighbor a Shake Shack and SoulCycle — in other words, trendy. Mariotti said the company is targeting both tourists and local residents.

Funko already runs a retail outlet at its corporate headquarters in Everett, Washington. Mariotti said that when the company opened that store up, he thought it would be a hit with pop culture enthusiasts and Funko employees. The store wound up exceeding those expectations.

Mariotti said moms with young kids are big fans. Many customers are repeat visitors, too. That proved to Funko that it might be a good idea to set up shops in cities that could attract a mix of local fans and enthusiasts willing to travel to the store.

The new Hollywood location will let customers pose with life-size Funko figures and sit in a toy version of the Batmobile, he said.

He added that the company was still working with the building developer and local officials in Los Angeles, so the store won’t be ready for a while. But he hopes to open it in time for Halloween. Parts of the store are being built in Washington and shipped down to California.

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Funko Celebrates Batman’s 80th Anniversary With New Vinyl Figures

Funko is celebrating 8 decades of the Dark Knight with these Batman Pop!’s Each vinyl figure portrays the caped crusader in some of his most memorable time periods!

Batman 80th – Batman First Appearance (1939) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s first appearance in Detective Comics #27 from 1939. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman (1989) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman (1989) Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s appearance from the 1989 film. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman Forever (1995) Pop! Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with this Batman Forever (1995) Pop! Vinyl Figure by Funko, depicting Batman’s appearance from the 1995 film. Presented in window box packaging, this collectible vinyl figure is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf. Measures approximately 3 3/4-inches tall.

Order HERE for $14.95.

Batman 80th – Batman & Robin (1972) Pop! Comic Moments Vinyl Figures By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with the Caped Crusader and the Boy Wonder with these Batman & Robin (1972) Pop! Comic Moments Vinyl Figures by Funko. Based on their appearance from the Bronze Age of comics, these vinyl figures measure approximately 3 3/4 inches and come in a beautiful window display box.

Order HERE for $29.95.

Batman 80th – Batman & The Joker (1989) Pop! Movie Moments Vinyl Figures By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with Batman and the Joker with these Batman & the Joker (1989) Pop! Movie Moments Vinyl Figures by Funko. This Movie Moments collectible captures their ultimate confrontation from the 1989 film and measures approximately 3 3/4 inches. Comes in window box packaging — perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf.

Order HERE for $29.95.

Batman 80th – 1950s Batmobile Pop! Rides Vinyl Figure By Funko

Celebrate 80 years of the Dark Knight with one of his iconic rides — the 1950s Batmobile. Presented in window box packaging, this figure celebrates the Golden Age of comics and is perfect for displaying on your desk or shelf.

Order HERE for $29.95.

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NECA Bob Ross Action Figure

Bob Ross, beloved host of the mega-popular television show The Joy of Painting, is the latest addition to NECA’s line of clothed action figures. Millions of people around the world are familiar with his soothing voice and amazing ability to bring beautiful scenes to life from blank canvas to completion in each half-hour episode.

Standing at 8″ tall and fully articulated, Bob Ross wears his signature look from The Joy of Painting and will create a happy little space on your shelf.

Purchase HERE for $33.

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Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys Pop-Up Exhibit 

Obvious Plant’s Museum of Toys is a pop-up exhibit that walks visitors through an alternate history of toys. In this alternate reality, real toys are recontextualized and placed alongside Obvious Plant’s original toys to create a darker, more bizarre version of the past.

The museum consists of 100+ toys and games, each one unique and altered in a humorous way. Multiple photo opportunities are available. Guests can step inside a life-size action figure box to become a toy themselves! Multiple special guests and interactive toys will also be available.

The popup exhibit in Los Angeles runs from March 1st to 17th.

Obvious Plant has a combined 600,000 followers across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.

More info HERE.

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DC Collectibles Announces New ¡Lucha Explosiva! Figures

Masks. Muscles. Mayhem. DC Collectibles has announced their new ¡Lucha Explosiva! figures.

¡Lucha Explosiva! is a thrilling and imaginative new universe that blends the action-packed world of Lucha Libre with iconic DC characters. Each 7″action figure is a Latin American-inspired reimagining of a popular DC Super Hero or Super-Villain, complete with a unique character backstory rooted in Mexico’s rich cultural history. 

Fans can create epic storylines while battling with the first wave of figures inspired by Batman, Deathstroke, Superman, Metallo II, Wonder Woman and the Cheetah beginning in August 2019.

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Batman Action Figure

A third-generation luchador known for his devastating power and unmatched strategic approach, Batman is one of the premier attractions in the DC Luchaverse. This heavyweight veteran claims he gets his power from Camazotz, the mythical Mayan bat god and spiritual guardian of his home city, Camaziudad.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! The Cheetah Action Figure

Hailing from la selva amazonica, the luchadora who calls herself the Cheetah has already amassed an enviable win record in her brief career. A fiercely driven competitor, she believes her life will remain cursed until she is able to claim the title of “La Campeona de las Mascaras” and is willing to challenge any foe at any time.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Deathstroke Action Figure

A mysterious figure who vows to never be unmasked, Deathstroke rose to fame when he became the youngest entrant ever to be named campeon at the Maxima Devastacion tournament. But his victory was not without its own cost, as he lost his right eye on his way to earning his belt.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Metallo II Action Figure

This rough-and-tumble wrestling machine is one of the most unique and most accomplished luchadores on the circuit. With the rescued brain from a second-generation luchador controlling a frame that proudly displays its “Hecho en Mexico” stamp, this massive machine has won many fans’ hearts, even if he doesn’t have one of his own.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Superman Action Figure

While he is new to the scene, the luchador known only as Superman has already became a fan favorite for his dedication to clean fights and his commitment to spend time talking to the young fans after matches. He’s also a rare favorite of the other luchadores, who see in him a clear path for a future of packed stadiums and corruption-free management.

Pre-order for $40

DC ¡Lucha Explosiva! Wonder Woman Action Figure

All hail the queen! The luchadora known as Wonder Woman is a campeona in Mexico and around the world, traveling around the DC Luchaverse competing and winning various wrestling competitions.

Pre-order for $40

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The Magic Behind Funko’s Products

Yahoo Finance visited Funko HQ in Everett, Washington to check out how their already speedy process is affected by the addition of a brand new 3D printer.

“We consider ourself a fast-fashion approach to pop culture,” Funko CEO Brian Mariotti told Yahoo Finance. “Anything and everything that will speed up our ability to put something in the marketplace as fast as possible gives us a competitive advantage.”

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Meet Hasbro’s Ecto-1 Ectotron, The Transformers/Ghostbusters Mash-Up Toy You Never Knew You Needed!

Transformers robots have always been More the Meets the Eye, but now, through the Transformers Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams, and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change, where things are not what they seem. It is the world of the Transformers…and the Ghostbusters…a world of heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons…and ghosts!

Discover how these worlds collide in this Transformers-Ghostbusters mash-up pack! The iconic Ecto-1 Cadillac from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie is now a Transformers robot — a converting Paranormal Investigator, called Ectotron! This Ectotron figure comes with his own Proton Pack accessory and a Slimer accessory, and converts between Ecto-1 and robot modes in 22 steps.

Features:

– Commemorate 35 years of both Transformers and Ghostbusters with 1 awesome figure!
– Convert Ecto-1 Cadillac mode to Ectotron robot mode in 22 steps.
– Features classic Tech Specs showing the capabilities of Ectotron, including strength, speed, and ghostbustabilty.
– Includes Proton Pack accessory
– Figure scale: 7 inches

Pre-order HERE for $40.

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LEGO Ideas The Flintstones Set

Modern Stone Age suburban life in Bedrock comes to life in LEGO form with this LEGO Ideas 21316 The Flintstones collectible building set, the latest model designed by a LEGO fan, submitted to the LEGO Ideas community, and selected to become an official LEGO set!

A wonderfully nostalgic building toy, it features The Flintstones house and iconic family car. The detailed house has a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, sofa, TV, coffee table, bowling ball and bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree.

Build your own Flintstones vehicle that seats 4 minifigures and features a new-for-March-2019 fabric car roof element and an attachable dinosaur rib for creative play. The first animated TV series ever to be aired in a prime-time slot, The Flintstones cartoon was first broadcast in America in 1960 and has become an enduring family favorite around the world.

Recreate hilarious scenes with minifigure versions of Fred and Wilma Flintstone and their friends Barney and Betty Rubble.

– Build and display this collectible construction toy or recreate your favorite scenes from the classic American animated sitcom The Flintstones
– This LEGO Ideas building toy includes 4 The Flintstones cartoon character minifigures: Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble and Betty Rubble
– The Flintstones home features a removable roof for easy play, an opening front door, curtains and curtain rails, sofa, TV with antenna, kitchen sink, table and phone, fireplace, painting element on the wall, coffee table with fruit bowl and fruit elements, buildable floor lamp and lampshade, crate with a bowling ball and 3 bowling pin elements, plus a green garden baseplate with a buildable palm tree, 2 flower pots, flowers, plants and 2 milk bottle elements
– Includes a buildable postbox with printed ‘Flintstones’ decoration, plus a letterelement
– The LEGO brick-built Flintstones car features 4 minifigure seats, 2 steamroller wheels, a new fabric car roof element, plus an attachable dinosaur rib
– This creative building set comes with a booklet with building instructions, fun facts about The Flintstones, and information about this awesome retro set’s fan creator and LEGO designers
– The Flintstones home measures over 4” (12cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 4” (12cm) deep
– The Flintstones car measures over 2” (6cm) high, 4” (11cm) long and 2” (7cm) wide

The 748 piece set will retail for $59.99 and will be available exclusively to LEGO VIPs starting Wednesday, February 20 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores. Available in the same channels to all shoppers starting March 1.

 

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Disney Announces Global Launch For Star Wars Inspired Products On Triple Force Friday

Triple Force Friday, the latest in a tradition of Star Wars product launches, is set for October 4, 2019 Lucasfilm and Disney announced. The event will see the debut of brand-new products inspired by three of the year’s biggest Star Wars releases, including:

– The highly anticipated, final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars: Episode IX
– The first-ever Star Wars live-action series, The Mandalorian, set to debut exclusively on the upcoming streaming service, Disney+.
– The latest title from EA and Respawn – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – a brand-new action adventure game releasing Holiday 2019

Products spanning categories from toys to collectibles, housewares, books, apparel, and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on October 4. As with past Force Friday celebrations, stores around the world will join the festivities with in-store events and midnight openings.

For more details on Triple Force Friday, those interested can visit StarWars.com and follow the conversation on social using #ForceFriday.

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